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No. 158 I am Waiting, Dear Jesus, for Thee

Verse 1:
I am waiting for Jesus to welcome me home,
To the place He has gone to prepare,
To the mansion of light and the robe, pure and white,
To the harp and the crown for me there.
Waiting, waiting, I am waiting, dear Jesus for Thee;
Waiting, dear Jesus, yes , waiting for Thee.

Verse 2:
How I long to be roaming the blest fields of light,
With the dear, loving children of light;
And to sing the sweet song as we’re marching along,
Of redemption thro’ Jesus’ might.
Waiting, waiting, I am waiting, dear Jesus for Thee;
Waiting, dear Jesus, yes , waiting for Thee.

Verse 3:
Many loved ones have I in that beautiful land,
They are watching and waiting for me;
And they beckon me o’er to that bright happy shore,
There the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever, longing, all the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever I’m longing, dear Jesus, I’m longing heaven to see.

Verse 4:
Roll along, then, sweet moments, and bear me away
To my beautiful home in the sky,
To the land of the blest, where I sweetly shall rest
In the palace of Jesus on high.
Ever, longing, all the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever I’m longing, dear Jesus, I’m longing heaven to see.

J.G./Joseph Garrison

No. 9 ‘Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus

I do not believe I have ever seen Verse 2 before.
Today is my sister’s birthday. I have had the pleasure of her company for 50 years now and will have it through eternity. This is the trust we share in Jesus.

Verse 1:
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him;
How I’ve prov’d Him o’er and o’er,
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more.

Verse 2:
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life, and rest, and joy and peace.

Verse 3:
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Mrs. Louisa M.H. Stead/W.J. Kirkpatrick

My Faith clings to Jesus

Verse 1:
My faith is clinging to the cross so dear;
All my care,
Leaving there,
For well I know that He, my Lord, is near,
He who knows my ev’ry fear.

Refrain:
What though around me dark clouds may roll!
Faith clings to Jesus, anchor of my soul;
Oh, how my Saviour loves me!
Praise, praise His holy name!
Break forth, my tongue,
His mighty love proclaim!

Verse 2:
Beneath the shadow of the Rock so high
Still I rest,
Safe and blest,
While faith beholds, with calm and steadfast eye,
Heaven’s joys that never die.

Verse 3:
I hear the music of the angels bright
O’er the sea,
Calling me,
While faith looks up beyond the gates of life,
Where at home I soon shall be.

Frank Gould/Jno.R. Sweney

Come, Come to Jesus

Verse 1:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to welcome thee,
O wand’rer, eagerly
Come, come to Jesus!

Verse 2:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to ransom thee,
O slave! so willingly;
Come, come to Jesus!

Verse 3:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to lighten thee,
O burdened! trustingly
Come, come to Jesus!

Verse 4:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to give to thee,
O blind! a vision free;
Come, come to Jesus!

Verse 5:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to shelter thee,
O weary! blessedly
Come, come to Jesus!

Verse 6:
Come, come to Jesus!
He waits to carry thee,
O lamb! so lovingly,
Come, come to Jesus!

Geo.B. Peck/Hubert P. Main

Come to Jesus! come away!

Verse 1:
Come to Jesus! come away!
Forsake thy sins–Oh, why delay?
His arms are open night and day;
He waits to welcome thee!

Verse 2:
Come to Jesus! all is free;
Hark! how He calls, “Come unto Me!
I cast out none, I’ll pardon thee,”
Oh, thou shalt welcome be!

Verse 3:
Come to Jesus! cling to Him;
He’ll keep thee free from paths of sin;
Thou shalt at last a vict’ry win,
And He will welcome thee!

Verse 4:
Come to Jesus!–Lord I come!
Weary of sin, no more I’d roam,
But with my Saviour be at home;
I know He’ll welcome me!

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I Am the Way

Verse 1:
Like wand’ring sheep o’er mountains cold,
Since all have gone astray;
To “Life” and peace within the fold,
How may I find the way?

Refrain:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life,
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.
I am the way, I am the way,
I am the way, the truth, and the life;
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”

Verse 2:
Bewildered oft with doubt and care,
To God I fain would go;
While many cry “Lo here! lo there!”
The Truth how may I know?

Verse 3:
To Christ the WAY, the TRUTH, the LIFE,
I come, no more to roam;
He’ll guide me to my “Father’s house,”
To my Eternal home.

G.M.J./Jmes McGranahan

Jesus, the very Thought

The words to this hymn were written by Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), whose biography can be found here: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/b/e/r/bernard_c.htm.

Verse 1:
Jesus, the very tho’t of Thee,
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter still Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

Verse 2:
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem’ry find.
A sweeter sound than Thy blest name,
O Saviour of mankind!

Verse 3:
Oh, hope of ev’ry contrite heart!
Oh, joy of all the meek!
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek.

Verse 4:
And those who find Thee, find a bliss
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones know.

Verse 5:
Jesus! our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus! be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity.

Translated by E. Caswall/John B. Dykes